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Video Producer Salary

Pay for Video Producers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K per year. Cash earnings for Video Producers — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $32K to approximately $80K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Video Producers.

$33,493 - $78,641
(Median)
$33K
$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,627
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50%
90%

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$11.53 - $35.16
(Median)
$12
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,493 - $78,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,165  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $12,478  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,858 - $79,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,058
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $35.16  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $45.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,165  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $12,478  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$31,858 - $79,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177

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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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Video Producers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Creative Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $82K per year.

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Popular Skills for Video Producer


Video Producers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Budgeting, Budget Management, and directing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 51 percent, 39 percent, and 28 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Videography, Videographer, and Project Coordinating. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Video Producers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Video Producers make a median salary of $60K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Video Producers will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Video Producers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), Washington (+24 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Video Producers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Video Producers in Orlando bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cleveland (16 percent less) and Philadelphia (13 percent less).

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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 51%


directing
up arrow 28%


Production Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Adobe Premiere
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%



Client Interaction
up arrow 6%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 10%

Videographer
up arrow 11%

Videography
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 272 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%
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